Feather Falls is a waterfall located on the Fall River
, a tributary of the Middle Fork Feather River
, within the Plumas National Forest
in the Sierra Nevada
; in Butte County
, eastern California
The Feather Falls were recently measured to be 410 feet tall. This concurs with the USGS Brush Creek
7½" quadrangle information. They have been incorrectly claimed to stand 640 feet tall, and to be the 4th, 5th or 6th tallest falls in the United States
, while actually not in the top 10.
The falls can be partially seen from the middle arm of Lake Oroville
but are usually observed from a platform accessed by either of two trails maintained by the United States Forest Service. The nearby town of Feather Falls, California takes its name from the falls.